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THE EVENING MISSOURI AN
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NOW TOTALS $5,851
Women Lead Men With
Subscription of $2,6 1 2
Faculty Gives $1,902.
STRIVING FOR $10,000
Workers Report Excellent
Response at Noonday
"The 10-00 EaI is in sight," said
Dean Kirkenslager, secretary of the
Y. M. C. A., in speaking of the war
council fund campaign today after the
noon-day luncheon, when reports
brought the total subscriptions to $5,-851.15-
Comparatively speaking the
women still lead the men students in
the matter of per capita average con
tribution, 361 girls giving $1,G12.25
against J2.337.50 subscribed by 571
men. The faculty fund at noon totaled
Dean E. It. James, general chairman
of the campaign, told of one student
ho had only $17 in cash and owed a
debt of $110. but who still gave $5.
Another with a cash balance of $7 put
$5, one of the team captains reported.
"Some of the students are making
noble sacrifices," said a team worker,
but there are still a great many in
the University who have not j;lven for
only 932 students are listed as yet
and the registration figures show over
twice that number."
It was decided by the committee to
turn in all student cards tonight and
a one-day vacation will be taken by
the team members until the cards can
be re-distributed for use Saturday
"Christian College here has given
$1,390 from 140 girl students; Steph
ens has turned in $1,600 from 218 stu
dents, the University must 'go over
the top Saturday," said Chairman
A short session of the workers will
be held Saturday mornftig at the Y.
M. C. A. Building and the names of
those who had failed to give dis
tributed for the final drive. At 6
o'clock a luncheon will be held at the
building to conclude the work, when
tLe official reports will be made and
the campaign brought to a close.
The Rev. Madison A. Hart spoke at
the luncheon today and urged the stu
dents to exert every effort.
TELLS OF Y. 31. C. A. ARMY WOHK
Dr. Guy L. Nojes Talks at Commer
cial Club Luncheon.
Dr. Guy L. Noyes, recently returned
from Camp Funston, addressed the
Commercial Club at its luncheon to
day on the work of the Y. M. C. A. at
Camp Funston and Fort Riley. "The
Y. M. C. A. does the same work in
camp that it does in civic life," said
Doctor Noyes. "It fulfills a great
mission in the social and religious
life of the camp.
"The Y. M. C. A. has furnished facil
ities for outdoor sports and indoor
amusements and has established an
outdoor theater at which the soldiers
can get free entertainment. Perhaps
the thing that is drawing the men the
most to the Y. M. C. A. headquarters
Is the fact that they supply each man
with pen and Ink and a good place to
"The vice question is being handled
very efficiently and the men them
selves are now doing a lot to help
stamp out this evil. A community
house is maintained by the Y. M. C.
A. at Manhattan and Junction City,
the two nearby towns, to furnish a
headquarters for the visiting soldiers.
There is no reason, unless the men
are beset by some greater temptation
than Is offered them in the camp, why
they should not return as clean as
they went away.
"In a religious way, the organization
is doing a great work. The regular
Sunday services are conducted by in
fluential leaders and are well attend
ed. The boys of the country's first
army are remarkable In the respect
that they are all first-class, upstand
t ing fellows and look to the good rath
er than evil. A mid-week song serv
ice gathers the men together again in
a religious group, where they sing sa
cred and home songs from 'The Sol
diers' and Sailors' Song Book.' pub
lished by the Y. M. C. A."
Doctor Noyes closed by emphasizing
the necessity of the support of the
work of the organization.
M. It. Conley, who has also been at
Camp Funston, added more details to
the facts brought out in Doctor
Noyes' speech. Ho told particularly
of the comforts provided by the Y. M.
C A. camp.
E. C. Clinkscales told of letters
from his son that are now all written
on the paper provided by the Y. M. C.
A. and said that the work had a wide
sphere of influence.
Dr. J. B. Cole had a son at the bor
der and quoted him as saying that the
only Influence for good there was the
, Y. M. C. A. "The trouble at the front
in Europe," said 'Doctor Cole, "Is that
all the vice Is licensed and conditions
are allowed to remain bad because
government officials do not want to
stir up things."
12. Second Thl Mil Alpha concert by
Zoellner Quartet in University
U. lecture on "The Government
Aids In KeedlnR tLe Nation," by
V. II. Newell, head of department
of civil engineering. University of
Illinois, In Agricultural Auditorium
:it 8 p. ui.
IS. Lecture on "Co-operation Among
niiKlneerV liy 1'rof. V. II. Newell,
head of department of civil
engineering. University of Illinois,
In Physics Lecture Room at 4 n. m.
20. Missouri-Kansas football game i
on iioiuns field. Homecoming
ua.j at me university.
3 MEN INTO NAVY LAST WEEK
I). Williams and O'Neil Turner, Co
Iumbia, Await Orders.
Three men, two of Columbia, have
enlisted in the navy during the last '
week, according to Postmaster J. H.
Guitar. Dave Williams and O'Neil
Turner, both of Columbia, and George
Coleman of Fayette have been ac
cepted for the service and are await
ing orders to report in St. Louis for
assignment to a training station.
9,400,000 Liberty Bond Buy
ers Oversubscribe Mini
mum 54 Per Cent.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. The Amerl
can people have again made a war
loan of many millions more than was
asked. Secretary McAdoo announced
that total subscriptions to the second
Liberty Loan were $4,617,532,300, a 54
per cent oversubscription of the
Half of the oversubscriptions will
be accepted, making an Issue of 3,80S,
J6G.150. There were 9,400,000 sub
.MISSOURI FOOD PLEDGES LEAD
.Eight States Pass Required Goals In
Missouri leads all of the United
States today by having passed the
goal 'assigned in the United States
Food Administration family enroll
ment campaign, according to a report
from Washington received at the of
fice of Frederick B. Mumford, federal
food administrator for Missouri.
Eight states have passed their goals
according to the report. .Misouri hold
ing first place with more-4han 500,000
persons having signed the pledge and
California taking second. Reports
from Jefferson City, from William F.
Saunders, special agent of the food
administration in charge of the en
rollment campaign Indicate that the
total enrollment has reached ap
Following the personal campaign,
the state administration is making a
pledge Wrive in attempt to enroll all
hotels, restaurants and clubs in the
state in the conservation work. Motion
picture houses are being enrolled as
members of the food administration
by reason of their Instructional
ORGANIZING GARDEN CLUBS
City Boys and Girls Are Being: Inter
ested in Farm AVprk.
R, H. Emberson, supervisor of
boys' and girls' clubs, returned yes
terday from St. Louis, where he
helped organize community garden
clubs for the boys and girls of the
city. The movement now, Mr. Em
berson thinks, is toward the organ
ization of city clubs, whereas hereto
fore it has been toward the organiza
tion of country clubs.
Mr. Emberson will leave tonight for
Macon County, where he will speak
before the Macon County Teachers'
Association. Saturday he will attend
the boys' and girls' club round-up at
RED CROSS TO SHIP ARTICLES
Garments and Surgical Dressing
Now Being Packed.
The Columbia chapter of the Red
Cross has almost completed packing
the garments and surgical dressings
which have been prepared at the
workroom in the Thllo Building. ' The
things will probably be shipped to
morrow or Saturday. The contents
of each box are listed, but It is im
possible to say just what has been-i
completed until everything Is turned
in by those In town and in the country
who are sewing at home.
30 PER CENT GAIN EXPECTED
Postmaster Thinks New Rate Will
Not Affect Amount of Mail.
The new postal rates will Increase
the receipts of the local postoffice 30
per cent, according to an estimate
made by Postmaster J. H. Guitar.
Exact figures on the Increase will not
be available until the end of the
month. Mr. Guitar says that there Is
no appreciable decrease In the letter
transaction, but there is a slight de
crease in the handling of postal cards.
Students to Inspect Cattlo,
The class in advanced live stock
judging will leave tonight for a short
trip to the northwest part of the state.
They will visit the short horn herd
of Bellows Brothers at Maryville and
the Aberdeen Angus herd of C,D. and
E. F. Caldwell at Burlington Junction.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1917.
C. M. Aker of Richmond to
Talk to Wilkes Boulevard
The Rev. A. B. Coffman to
Start Series at Night
Congregation of 300.
Dedicatory services for the Wilkes
Boulevard Methodist Church will be
gin at 10:45 o'clock next Sunday
morning. The Rev. C. M. Aker, pastor
of the Methodist Church at Richmond,
Mo., will preach the sermop. Mrs. J,
W. Schwabe will sing. Services will
also be held at 2:30 o'clock in the
afternoon. A series of revival ser
vices conducted by the pastor, the
Rev. A. B. Coffman, will begin Sun
day night. The music for these meet
ings will be under the direction of
Prof. Ernest Lunsford of Forest City,
About six years ago, Mr. Aker, with
the help of those persons Interested,
succeeded in buying a lot for the new
church. In September. 1914. the Rev.
A. d. Johnson, at that time presiding
elder of the Fayette district, and now
pastor at Fulton, sent Mr. Coffman to
Columbia to organize the church. The
first meeting was held September 27
on the Christian College campus. At
the meeting, October 19, the church
was organized and a memerbshlp of
125 was secured. The building of the
new church was begun November 15
of that year, and the first services
were held in the basement of the
church on Christmas eve.
The membership has now reached
300. The building which cost $9,000
was largely the outcome of the efforts
of the building committee, members
of which were James W. Schwabe, J,
M. Baker, E. B. McDonnel. Dr. J. B
Cole, J. M. Hughes, W. B. Nowell and
George S. Starrett,
AGAINST CITY IMPROVEMENTS
Commercial Club Committee Wants
Taxes ncld Down.
As chairman of a committee ap
pointed last week to report to the.
Commercial Club a definite campaign
that it would be advisable to follow,
Dr. J. B. Cole submitted the following
course of action at the Commercial
Club luncheon today: First, that the
club should take up actively the sup
port of the war fund campaign here;
second .that the coal resources should
be worked either by home or outside
interests; third, that the City Council
and the Commercial Club should drop
all city Improvements that would tax
the people of Columbia .at this time.
Besides Doctor Cole, J. P. Hctzler and
W. W1. Payne were members of the
DRYS LEAD IN
Count Favored Prohibition
There at 1 O'clock This
Dy Associated Press
CINCINNATI, Nov. 8. At 1 o'clock
this afternoon, official returns had
modified the unofficial count announc
ed today and decreased the dry lead in
Ohio to 327 votes.
PROF. R. J. KERNER TO BOSTON
Will Assist Histrical Board In Gath
Dr. Robert J. Kerner of the Univer
sity history department will leave to
morrow night for Boston. The National
Board for Historical Service, an un
official organization of history pro
fessors, which called professor Kerner,
Is getting opinions from history teach
ers, with Ujie view of laying them
before the Government should they be
of any use.
A3IERICANS REACH LONDON
Colonel E. 31. House Heads the U. S.
By Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 8. The special
American commission to the Allied
conference arrived in London last
night. It Is headed by Colonel E. M.
House, who bears the honorary rank
of sepical ambassador. Members of
the mission this morning went Into
WAR FUND 3IEET1NG SUNDAY
Judge Seidell P. Siiriircr Will Il a
Judge Seldon P. Spencer of St.
Louis will speak at a Y. M. C. A. war
fund mass meeting at 2:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at the Columbia
Theater. An effort will be made to
night by H. M. McPheoters to get
Governor Gardner to preside at the
Two Marriage Licenses Granted.
Marriage licenses were granted this
afternoon to E. M. Forbis, 18 years old
of Ashland, and Miss Eulah Rybolt,
20, of Hartsburg. and to O. E. Bonsall,
2G, and Miss Frances Wolf, 22. both of
T. W. Whittle Goes to St.
Louis in Effort to Purchase
FUEL FOR 2 WEEKS
Buildings to Be Closed at
Night to Economize Li
brary to Be Open.
T. W. Whittle of the Whittle &
Hockaday Coal Company, who has
represented the city in getting a coal
supply here, left for St. Louis this
afternoon to try to buy coal for the
University. He conferred today with
President A. Ross Hill about the coal
situation at the University. The
present supply will last only two
Beginning tomorrow, the University
buildings will be closed after 5 o'clock
In the afternoon, with the exception
of the Library Building, on account
of an Inadequate fuel supply. This
was announced today by Edward E.
Brown, business manager of the Uni
versity, as an emergency measure to
reduce the consumption of coal in the
University. No heat or light will be
furnished after 5 o'clock.
The University Auditorium will be
open only for important public events
which are announced In the calendar
and the dally press. The University
Library will be closed after 6 o'clock
Friday evenings and after 1 o'clock on
Saturdays. Sunday afternoons the
library will be closed.
From 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon
until 8 o'clock Monday morning no
lights will be furnished in any of the
buildings, and only enough heat to
protect the contents of the buildings
The changes do not apply to dormi
tories and the Parker Memorial Hos
pital. YOU 3IAY STILL SIGN PLEDGE
Food Administration to Place Cards
In Public Places Over Slate.
, Becaue of numerous requests for
food pledge cards received from per
sons who have not been reached In
the family enrollment week campaign
the federal food administration for
Missouri today issued a request to
all chairmen of campaign committees
asking that they place pledge cards
in banks, hotels, and other public
places over the state where they will
be available to the general public.
"We desire to give every person in
Missouri an opportunity to sign the
food pledge card," T. J. Talbert, exe
cutive secretary, said, "and from
numerous requests which have come
to us i find that the campaign work
ers have been unable to reach them
all. Because of this we arc making
an effort to place the cards in public
places where they may. be signed by
these persons who heretofore have not
been given the opportunity.
"We hope to have the pledge of
every family in the state before the
enrollment ceases and it Is our desire
to afford every person an opportunity
to make the pledge. The returns from
the s,tate thus far have been satis
.tctory but we are hoping to have the
people represented in their entirety
in our final report to Mr. Hoover.
TAKE II ITALIANS
Germans Claim the Total
Capture of 250,000 in
Ily Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. 8. Italian troops to
the number of 17,000 were cut off from
the Tagliamento River and captured,
'he German official statement says to
day. The total number of prisoners taken
by the Austro-German forces is more
than 250,000, it is asserted.
M. U. CATALOGUE SET TO GENEVA
Man In Switzerland Interested In
Short Course Wants Information.
Jean Choisy of Geneva, Switzerland,
has written to the superintendent of
the Short Course, expressing thanks
for a bulletin sent him in August.
Mr. Choisy first wrote to Washing
ton, D. C, asking for Information
about colleges of agriculture in this
country. Ho was'referred to the Col
lege of Agriculture of the University
of Missouri and a catalogue was sent
to him. From the catalogue he con
cluded that the Short Course would
suit him, and wrote asking for fur
Club Plans Pie-Judging Contest.
The Horticultural Club met last
night at the Horticultural Building.
Prof. H. F. Major gave an illustrated
lecture on "The Care of Trees" and K.
C. Sullivan talked on"Nursery In
spection." Plans were discussed for
the club's activities during Farmers'
Week and for an apple display and
pie-judging contest. The women of the
club will bake the pies, and after the
contest they will be auctioned and the,
proceeds will go to the club.
For PftlnmMd nn.t VlnUtt Ti
... uu f M.JUU.V ; rair moder
ate weather tonight ana Friday. Lowest
, ..... ,- vuc itcviing poini.
ror jussoum: Fair tonight and Friday;
not myb change In temerature.
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera-
luiuuuit, i urn i uuurs nui i,p auoTe
llii- freezing point.
Tliere lias been no rain within the con
fines or the United States, except a shoner
at halt Lake City. Save a few cloudy
patches here and there, moderate weather
with hazy skies obtain from ocean to
So marked weather changes are indicated
for Columbia any time soon.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was Ti degrees and the Ion est
last night was 40; precipitation O.OO; rela
tie humidity li p. m. yesterday 34 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 77 and the lowest K;
precipitation 0.00 Inch.
Sun 'rises today, C:44 a. in. Sun sets,
5:01 p. m.
Moon rises 12 -M a. m.
American Artillery Back in
Billets Tired But En
thusiastic. By Associated Press
AMERICAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS IN FRANCE, Nov. 8. The first
American artillery unit to come in
contact with the Germans came back
to its billet today. The men were
tired and muddy, but a more enthusi
astic lot of soldiers never came out
of gun pits.
The artillery had a longer day at
the front than many expected and
when they came back men and horses
were wet to the bone, covered with
mud and ready to sleep. In this com
mand there was not one casualty de
spite the length of Its day at the front
and the fact that the Germans shelled
the American artillery heavily several
The officlers said that on the night
the American trench was raided the
artillery got into action quickly and
poured a counter barriage into "no
man's land." the officers were sure
that many of the Germans failed to
reach their own trenches because of
the heavy and rapid gun fire.
TO HONOR STEPHENS
Baptist S. S. to Commemorate
Thirty Years of Teach
In commemoration of E. W. Steph
en's thirty years of service as teacher
of a Bible class in the Baptist Sunday
School, the officers of the school are
arranging a program for the entire
hour Sunday. Governor Frederick
Gardner has been invited to attend and
take part in the exercises and many
others familiar with the service Mr.
Stephens has rendered will be called
upon to speak at the meeting. The
Commercial Club appointed a com
nittee today to represent the club at
SECOND TRIAL FOR MINISTER
Pastor Again Faces Cliarge of Slay
ing With Ax.
By Associated Press
RED OAK la., Nov. 8. The Rev.
Lyn George J. Kelly, whose first trial
ended In a disagreement, will face
the court here a second time Novem
ber 12 on an indictment charging him
with slaying one of the eight victims
of the ax murders at Villisca, la., in
June, 1912. His friends are confident
that this trial will result in his ex
oneration. .In the first trial, late in
September, eleven jurors, it was an
nounced, were for acquittal, while the
twelfth held out for a verdict of "not
guilty because of Insanity."
On the other hand, it has been re
ported that the state has found new
evidence which will strengthen Its
WOMEN TAKE SHORT COURSE
Fifteen Are Enrolled This Semester-
Only SeTen Last Tear.
The number of women In the Short
Course in Agriculture has doubled
this year, while the number of men
has fallen off nearly a third. Last
year there were 152 men in the first
term and 7 women; this year there
are only 112 men and 15 women. Last
year six transferred from the regular
course to the Short Course one was
a student In the College of Arts and
Science and this year only two
Two of the women In the Short
Course are taking straight agricul
tural work. Both of them own their
Missouri Man Edits Farm Paper,
a I. Hammett. formerly of Clar
ence. Mo., who was a student in the
Short Course of the University two
years ago, has become editor of the
Indiana Farmer at Indianapolis. Mr.
Hammett purchased a fam at
Crawfordsville, Ind., soon after he
left school and began livestock farm
ing. He also organized a livestock
breeders' association in his neighbor
Proclamation to Effect That
Russia Will Propose Im
mediate Peace, Says Semi
official News Agency.
Council of Soldiers' and
Workmen's Delegates Split
Representatives of Pop
ulation Are Called.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 8-Premler Keren-
sky has been deposed.
Kerensky Flees From Capital.
Premier Kerensky has iled from the
capital at Petrograd, the semi-official
Russian news agency declared
late today. Orders, It states, luue
In-en Issued for his arrest
The Maximalists haTC obtained con
trol of Petrograd and issued a procla
mation sa ing the new government
will propose immediate peace, the
semi-official news agency announced
The Maximalists were assisted by
the Petrograd garrison, which made
possible a coup d'etat without blood
shed. Leon Trotsky, president of the
Central Executive Committee of the
Petrograd Council of Soldiers' and
Workmen's Delegates, Issued a dec
laration to the effect that the pro
visional government was no longer in
existence and that some of its mem
bers had been arrested. The prelim
inary parliament had been dissolved
and a proclamation sent out through
the wireless station of the Russian
government today picked up here
states that the garrison and prole
tariat of Petrograd have deposed the
A wireless dispatch from Petrograd
says the Council of Soldiers' and
Workmen's Delegates has been split
and that a call 'has been sent out for
a delegate from each 25,000 of the
population to express the will of the
The Russian news agency says the
military revolution committee of the
Soldiers' and Workmen's iDelegates
issued a proclamation declaring that
the new government will give the
land to the peasants and secure the
Delegates from the three Cossack
regiments quartered here declared
they would not obey the provisional
government and would not march
against the Soldiers' and Workmen's
Delegates, but that they would pre
pare to maintain public order.
Russia May Hate Civil War.
by Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. Kerensky's
fall and the collapse of his government
at Petrograd Into the hands of the
Maximilists who proposed an
armistice to the end of an Im
mediate and just peace is regarded
here as threatening Russia with civil
The general opinion here is that
Kerensky and his followers will
probably at once set up a new govern
ment at Moscow, leaving Petragrad to
the Maximilists, and those troops
which adhere to them. An armed
clash is counted among the first proba
bilities, but it is said that the greater
part t)f the army is expected to re
main loyal to the Kerensky govern
ment. ED CLUB HEARS DK. COURSAULT
Says Reconstruction After War Rests
on Education of Country.
At the meeting of the Educational
Club Tuesday afternoon. Prof. J. II.
Coursault gave a talk on the oppor
tunities of the students In the School
of Education. He said that the re
sponsibility for the reconstruction
after the war and at the present time
rested upon the educators. To be
able to meet this responsibility,
teachers would have need of a great
amount of preparation for this work.
"The two things that the University
needs most," said Doctor Coursault,
"is a building for the School of Edu
cation so that work can be carried
on more effectively, and a large grad
R. L. Fuller discussed the Missouri
School Survey and the opportunities
open to students in the School of Ed
ucation to assist in this movement.
A short business meeting was .held
and the vacancies in the executive
committee were filled by J. L. Schnelt
ter, vice-president, and E. R. Adams,
Students DotConcrete Work.
The dairy department is bulling a
barn for the young stock In the dairy
herd. The students in agricultural
engineering got practical experience in
the building of floors, gutters and the
other concrete work necessary. The
members of one class worked through
a laboratory period'and were relieved,
by the members of another class.
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